Lessons in Mindfulness

“What you focus on grows.”

It’s hard to read anything on health and wellness nowadays without coming across the term “mindfulness.” And for good reason, too. The practice of being mindful is credited with reduced rumination, stress reduction, focus, relationship satisfaction, and much more, according to the American Psychological Association. Continue reading “Lessons in Mindfulness”

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My Favourite Natural Beauty Products

As important as what goes into our body is what goes on our body. Here’s a round-up of some stellar products that I’ve tried and tested so you don’t have to!

I’m extremely sensitive to scents, fragrances, and chemicals, and so using natural products, as much as possible, is not only a nice-to-have but a necessity as far as my health is concerned. Continue reading “My Favourite Natural Beauty Products”

Update on my February Goals

Month 2 into my what’s-becoming-a year-long quest to do something every day

To recap, in January, I read and kept a gratitude journal every day (and also went the month without alcohol). Continue reading “Update on my February Goals”

My Approach to Meal Prep

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
– Alexander Graham Bell

Instagram will be the first to show you meal prepping is one of the hottest things in the health and nutrition communities, with its 4 million + photos detailing impeccably lined-up plastic containers filled with protein and vegetables for the week ahead. Continue reading “My Approach to Meal Prep”

My Top 5 Podcasts

I go through phases of time-passing activities on my daily 45-minute commute each way. For a while, it was reading books (they became too heavy to lug around with me), for a period of time it was streaming Songza (which ate my data way too quickly), then came the TED Talk viewings, the social media perusing, and my current obsession: podcasts.

There’s been one podcast of which I’ve listened to every single episode and tune in religiously week after week since it started, but otherwise, lately, I’ve gotten into even more. Continue reading “My Top 5 Podcasts”

Update on my January Challenge: Do Something Every Day

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about both my goal to read more in 2017 and about the importance of doing something every day to make a habit stick.

When I quit refined sugar two years ago, it was the daily practice of not eating sugar – a month-long challenge – that set me in my ways of getting rid of it from my diet forever. I wanted to try this similar approach to doing other things I wanted in my life. Continue reading “Update on my January Challenge: Do Something Every Day”